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Moving From Sophos UTM 9 to pfSense

2020-09-01 8 min read Behind the scenes Network maintenance Networking Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Yeah I figure why not, at the same time that I’m replacing another key piece of network infrastructure , I might as well just replace the (second) most important piece, right? So cue the music, because…

Now, this is a story, all about how my life network got flipped, turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air the owner of a… just… just cut the music. Let’s begin.

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The First Non-Apache Webserver

2019-09-14 2 min read Behind the scenes Network maintenance Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
So, I’ve finally done it… I’ve broken free of my Apache-based shackles! To this point, all tdstoragebay.com servers are running Apache httpd as the webserver, with one minor exception: plantuml.tdstoragebay.com runs Tomcat out of necessity: PlantUML is distributed as a WAR file, which requires Tomcat to deploy. That aside, this site here, teknikaldomain.me, is not running Apache. Here, we’re in the realm of the ever-famous Nginx. But Why? Simple: It’s easier, and broadening my experience. Continue reading

Adventures in HAProxy

2019-09-10 11 min read Behind the scenes Network maintenance Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
For those of you that do not know, haproxy is an amazing little piece of kit that can proxy HTTP and arbitrary TCP connections. It’s also so customizeable that I’m practically using it as my main NAT to my network, and do indeed refer to it internally as the “border gateway.” With one exception (SSH, more on that later), everything that comes into the TD-StorageBay network, yes, that includes this site too, passes through that one process. Continue reading